Review Scores Explained
Each of our reviews is a detailed opinion that documents that reviewers experiences with the particular game being reviewed. By nature, reviews are nothing more than informed opinions meant to help you decide whether or not you should play a game. As such, all of our reviews are detailed and are meant to provide an accurate description of the gameplay experience for you to determine for yourself whether or not a game is worth your time.
As is customary for the practice of reviewing games, all of our reviews also contain a numerical score. The score is only meant to provide the best possible numerical summary of each element of the game, along with an overall average. While all of our reviewers stand by their scores and choose numbers to reflect the review, to understand the full reasoning, one would need to read the text of the review in its entirety.
We stand by the system that a "50" is an exactly middle of the road and completely "average" game with all variations following off of that point. All scores are given in increments of five points to provide variation, where needed, but also an easy to understand formula.
We invite you to check out reviews and all of the scores explained in more detail below!
While not entirely perfect, Incredible rated games are phenomenal experiences that raise the bar of conventional gameplay in more ways than one. These games are beyond amazing and are undeniably must buy titles right out of the gate.
Amazing rated games are well-executed masterpieces that fall just short of being incredible. These games carry more positives than negatives and are definitely worth buying or trying out.
Great rated games are compelling titles that are beyond good, but aren’t quite considered amazing by any stretch of the mind.
Good rated games provide an overall enjoyable experience for the player, but have a few nagging issues that keep them from being great.
Above Average rated games are unique experiences that fall short of being good but are still slightly better than average.
Average rated games maintain the standards set by most games but fail to offer anything new that separates them from the competition.
Below Average rated games barely reach the standards set by most games but have at least one or two redeeming qualities that keeps them from being rated bad.
Bad rated games fail to impress overall but fall in between being horrible and below average.
Horrible rated games lack consistency in several areas and although they aren’t entirely terrible, they still don’t warrant a purchase either.
Terrible rated games are poor in both execution and concept. While these games are playable, they still aren’t worth your time or your money.
Atrocious rated games are unplayable at best and receive absolutely no recommendation to try or buy whatsoever.